Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Open is recruiting...

It's been a crazy couple of months but things seem to be working really well and it's now time we expand.

There are a number of positions that we need to fill so, in no particular order, we're looking for...

A data analyst proficient in Access, SQL and with a proven record of building propensity models using both on- and off-line data sources. It would be good if you have experience tracking and modeling affiliate and third-party traffic. Not to worry if not.

Experienced fundraisers who feel completely confident developing and managing complicated integrated campaigns. We really need you to have a good sense of how to get the most out of the wonderful web. Ideally you'll have cracked how to recruit new donors, cost effectively at volume, on-line. This will save us an awful lot of time working out how to do it!

A graduate first jobber. Someone who wants to join a new company that is absolutely committed to developing campaigns which will change peoples lives and make the world a better place. You'll need to be a fast learner, want to get involved in every part of the business, have a real 'can do' attitude and be what my mum would call 'emotionally intelligent'.

We are also looking for an account manager to start right away. Today would be great. You'll get to work on a brand new on-line venture, which will bring beneficiaries and donors together, as well as a mass participation campaign for a leading national charity. This is a three-month contract.

Full job descriptions are available. Just send me an email – – and I'll get right back in touch.

Competitive package, exciting company, lovely people...

Just one rule. No passive aggression. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

To all you web 2 type people...


Please, please, please tell me how on earth you find time to live on planet web. The anxiety that built up within my sensitive soul this Christmas almost sent me over the edge.

When would I find the time to update my Facebook status? And what of any interest would I have to say? Don't even get me started on this bloody blog.

So desperate was I to share my 'oh so exciting life' that I even attempted to climb the Great Orme. Wouldn't that be the best?

"Tim is on top of the world' or more accurately "Tim is carrying three furious kids home". No reception. Damn.

Eventually, at long last I found a few spare minutes. Very, very surreptitiously I sneaked my phone out of my pocket, sitting in the car, with Nicki speeding down the M1, and the millionth Peppa Pig episode on loop in the back, I loaded up Facebook. Now was my time.

But then it happened. My mind went blank. I got world-wide stage fright. I HAD NOTHING TO SAY.

I turned to Nicki, looked at the speedometer and then inspiration hit me. Hallelujah "Tim is going fast".

Happy New Year all you crazy web 2 type people.